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In regard to the life and work of Mahatma Gandhi I am a / we are an
About me / us
At age 16 I learnt about Gandhi.
Yoga, reverence for life (Ahimsa), opposition to violence and a vegetarian regime, with feet firmly planted on the ground , are ways in which I try to reflect some of Gandhi's ideas.
My sources are eclectic, like Gandhi. For some years I have become more strongly atheist, which seems to be a divergence from some of Gandhi's thoughts.
My / our projects, events, campaigns, research, publications
I want to encourage Peace Gardens worldwide.
These can be from small corners of private gardens, surroundings of public buildings, temples, churches etc to public areas, gardens and parks.
The aim is to provide areas of calm and quiet, devoted to the idea that all problems should be solved by discussion, negotiation and non-violent methods. These methods can apply to resolving problems at school, in communities and in international relations.
The gardens are encouraged to have references to non- violent campigns, such as Gandhi's in South Africa and India, Martin Luther King's campaign for civil rights in the USA etc. Peaceful symbols and murals may be part of some. Incidents when non-violence solved problems, or perhaps failed, might form a part of some larger Peace Gardens.
Peace One Day, which has turned into the United Nations Day of Peace is a day that I support. In Portsmouth, on the South Coast of the UK. we now have the United Nations flag flying every day among the UK and other national flags at the Civic Offices. This is symbolic of the One World in which we live, and is part of my ongoing campaign to encourage international thinking among ordinary people. Crude nationalism and war preparations should be a thing of the past as we link with peoples of different culturesthroughout the world.
Personal health and a healthy lifestyle, incorporating a vegetarian or vegan diet, are possibly the most essential regime that I promote. Without a healthy body and healthy mind we cannot achieve anything else, and become a burden on ourselves, our family and others. The body is a self-healing organism and we need to treat it in such a way that it serves us throughout our lives with the minimum of pain and incapacity, In common with Gandhi I avoid all drugs, including alcohol, and can attest to the fact that life can be very enjoyable, and entirely sociable. I do not follow Gandhi in his ascetic lifestyle, as I have always tried to avoid extreme attitudes which can seperate one from other humans. I feel that the primary objective for a human life if to enjoy it, without endangering it by dangerous acts and practices.
I am / We are member of the following institution(s)
I support many vegetarian, animal rights and health organisations as well as peace, civil rights, world development and environmental.movements.
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Peace Gardens throughout the world.

Posted on January 14, 2009 at 10:52 1 Comment

I have posted the first item in the Forum.
Why not take a look?
Give your views.
It offers the opportunity to get peace appreciated by ordinary people throughout the world.

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At 14:34 on January 15, 2009, Uttam Teron said…
Happy to read about you. Happy to know that you are vegetarian.
"Without a healthy body and healthy mind we cannot achieve anything else, and become a burden on ourselves" it is right.

Mahatma Gandhi was vegetarian. More people in Gujarat, Rajasthan are vegetarian.

thank you

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Garvin Brown, a Gandhian of Australia will visit North East India for
Mahatma Gandhi Awareness Peace Walk in North East India
Walk will Led by Garvin Brown, a Gandhian of Australia
Date Place
12th March 2009 Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh
16th March 2009 Nagaland
20th March 2009 Manipur
26th March 2009 Mizoram
29th March 2009 Tripura
2nd April, 2009 Meghalaya
5th April, 2009 Jorhat, Assam
9th April, 2009 Guwahati, Assam

19th April, 2009 Delhi

I have nothing new to teach the world. Truth and Non-violence are as old as the hills. All I have done is to try experiments in both on as vast a scale as I could.
- Mahatma Gandhi

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